Guidance & Counseling


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Guidance & Counseling

School Counseling

The Cleveland Heights High School Counseling team includes four school counselors assigned to students alphabetically by last name, three social workers, a guidance technician who is focused on college entrance and scholarships, and an administrative assistant.

The team works with students and parents to engage students, foster achievement, and inspire excellence.

Parents/guardians are part of our team and we look forward to assisting families and students with their academic, personal/social, and college/career needs.

2023-2024 Course Selection and Scheduling Information 

There are many factors that influence course selection for high school. These include previous academic performance, teacher and counselor recommendations, college and career readiness, and progress towards graduation.

Parent and student input are very important in this process. Parents - please talk to your students about their academic and social goals and your goals for them.  

The Course Planning Guide includes descriptions of the courses that will be offered in 2023-24, course sequencing, and graduation requirements.

Make an appointment (via email) with your assigned School Counselor to discuss scheduling.  

College Credit Plus
College Credit Plus, CCP, is an Ohio program for students who want to take courses where they can earn both college and high school credits.

Several Heights High teachers are certified to teach CCP courses and qualified students are also invited to apply for the program and take classes at local colleges and universities and earn both college and high school credit.

There is no cost to the family for the college tuition. Heights High recommends this program for juniors and seniors.

See more information about CCP.
Questions? Contact the Guidance Office 216-320-3049.

9th grade course options

 The School Counselors and Social Workers are:
  • Child advocates who work collaboratively with parents, students, teachers, administrators and communities
  • Educational specialists who assist students with their academic, career development and personal/social areas
The Goals of the Counseling Department:
  • Assist students with educational, personal, career and goal planning
  • Develop personalized programs based on each student’s strengths and needs
  • Help students understand themselves and others
  • Assist students in identifying and dealing with problems
  • Identify students with special needs
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary
  • Coordinate referrals to school and community support services
  • Serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators
Some Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Counselor:
  • Academic skills support
  • Career preparation
  • Postsecondary (life after high school) planning and application process
  • School adjustment issues
  • Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems

Some Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Social Worker:

  • Barriers to attendance
  • School adjustment issues
  • Community resources for the student and/or the family
  • Coping, problem-solving, decision making
  • Social/emotional barriers to academic success
  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems 

Career & College Planning Resources

The College/Scholarship Zone is open to all students. Available materials include online college and career databases, scholarship resources, trade and technical school directories, armed services information and registration materials for the ACT and SAT.

Admissions representatives from over 90 colleges and universities hold College Conference Meetings during the school day each fall with information for students about a wide variety of schools.

College/University Admission Counselors can register for a meeting date and time at Cleveland Heights High School.

School Counselors
Tandra Menefee  
School Counselor: A-E
(216) 320-3090
[email protected]
Taylor Bryant
School Counselor: F-L
(216) 320-3057
[email protected]
Charlene Searcy
School Counselor: M-R
(216) 320-3006
[email protected]
Michael Murray
School Counselor: S-Z
(216) 320-3068
[email protected]
Tiesha McEwen
College Readiness Counselor
(216) 320-3065
[email protected]
Michelle Phelps
Career Education Coordinator
[email protected]
(216) 320-7149
Sherelle Rozier
Counseling Office
Administrative Assistant
(216) 320-3049
[email protected]
School Social Workers
Social, Emotional and 
Behavioral Support
Allison Craig
2026 Cohort
2027 Cohort (H-M last name)
[email protected]
Kristin Dadas
2024 Cohort
2027 Cohort (A-G last name)
[email protected]
Latiesa Kirkpatrick
2025 Cohort
2027 Cohort (N-Z last name)
[email protected] 

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